Market hit by WHO which just issued a warning that Thursday's confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world hit new high (not in the USA). But that confirmed case number by PCR is misleading as the death numbers still remain in down trend. This is not black death and so no need to lockdown again. We should realize that the lockdown was a mistake and the pandemic could has been dealt with better measures such as just wear masks and washing hands. Maybe just lockdown retirement homes instead of the economy ...................
You are absolutely correct. If you are a healthy adult worker, covid-19 is no worse than mild influenza episode or no symptoms at all. The percentage of healthy adults dying from covid-19 is laughably small. All that was necessary was to quarantine older folks and people with serious health issues such as diabetes, cancer, morbidly obese etc. There was no need to jack up unemployment from 3% to 13% and kill off millions of businesses for good.
Actually it is best to let the younger work force under age 60, to be exposed to the virus and acquire herd immunity instead of locking them up in a shutdown. Majority do not even show symptoms, pass it on to other healthy workers, and keep increasing immune population.
The biggest risk with covid-19 was it was brand new and different virus, so no one had immunity to it. The regular influenza which comes every year like clock work kills more people in the under age 60 healthy group than covid-19.